NAB goes after Maulana Fazl and his family

By: News Desk      Published: 11:42 AM, 29 Jul, 2020
NAB goes after Maulana Fazl and his family
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Amid all the talk and negotiations to amend the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law, the anti-graft body sought the property record of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and his family members, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

The move came as the JUI-F chief is active in building a united front against the PTI government and holding meetings with different opposition leaders.

According to sources, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa office of NAB has asked the Peshawar deputy commissioner to submit the required record as it came into action over an application filed by some unidentified person.

Hence, the deputy commissioner is now required to provide the record of not only Fazl and his wife but also his sons – Maulana Asad Mehmood MNA, Anas Mehmood and Asjad Mehmood.

Meanwhile, the NAB is also going after his two brothers – Senator Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman and Maulana Lutf-ur-Rehman – as the property affairs are also to be probed.

Earlier on Tuesday, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held a meeting with Fazl in Lahore to discuss the latest political situation and the matters related to the proposed All Parties Conference (APC).

Later, Bilawal also met PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and said the opposition parties were on the same page in the movement against the PTI government. There was no need to stage a sit-in to remove Prime Minister Imran Khan as "we will reach half the way and the government will go home."

On the other hand, the government rejected all the amendments suggested by the opposition in the NAB law after the two sides stuck to their respective stance.

The opposition has been quite vocal in saying that the NAB is a tool for political engineering and targeting the rivals, which necessitates changes in the related law.

At the same time, the opposition leaders, including Bilawal, have been calling for abolishing the NAB altogether.